One metaphysical source which has thusfar proven accurate. Interesting reading from someone with 30 years of inside-media experience. For anyone who believes they aren't fully engaged in creating beliefs for us, this may provide a different picture.
"The Doom Factory
By Lee Carroll
Source "In The Spirit Magazine
"Get out your lawn chairs... they are at it again!"
"It's almost four years away, yet the media is gearing up to scare you to death (if anyone has noticed). The 2012 issue is the subject, and it's just too hot of an issue to leave alone, or wait until it's closer. After all, there's Viagra, soap and cars to sell, and in this economy the retailers are screaming to make it happen.
In my seminars a few months ago, I told the attendees to brace themselves for the onslaught of movies and documentaries in theatres and on TV about 2012, all of which will be sensationally fear based. Well, it's already here.
The History Channel has launched "Armageddon Week," a week packed with brand new, polished documentaries in HD on the prophets of the end times and what they have said about 2012, the year that purportedly holds the oncoming destruction of the planet.
I spent almost 30 years doing retail advertising for radio and TV. I have produced in excess of 4,000 radio music spots, numerous documentary soundtracks, and a few movies - all of this before Kryon, of course. I absolutely know how these guys think, and I wanted to share some things with you that may not be obvious.
There is a big alignment coming. It's called the Galactic alignment and it's the end of an approximately 26,000-year astronomic cycle.* Although it is astronomical in fact, the energy around it is based on astrology. Astrology is the oldest science on the planet. Nostradamus was an astrologer of sorts, and also an alchemist (apothecary), or "occult" pharmacist, of his time. (It got him kicked out of medical school.)
If you read about the real Nostradamus, you will find that he really wasn't very highly respected as a prophet or an astrologer, at least not while he lived. He did astrology fairly haphazardly and often got the charts for clients totally wrong. He married a rich widow, had a number of children, and was free to write a number of books of his "quatrains." His relationship with the church was good (he was a devout Catholic), and he actually got permission from the bishop to publish some of this work. But he was always fearful of religious fanatics, so he cloaked his writings by using "Virgilianized" syntax (syntax of the Roman poet Publius Vergilius Maro), word games and a mixture of other languages such as Greek, Italian, Latin and Provençal (a unique language of Southern France) in order to hide the real meanings.** This made his quatrains very obscure and unclear, promoting the ability for almost anyone to interpret them to their own understanding, which has happened over and over.
Today, however, he stands at the centerpiece of who's who in doom. Lucky for us, that reference book is very small, but he's the guy for our age, as well as the champion for "everything that's bad that's going to happen."
Here's my stance on all of this: This Galactic alignment is coming. It has always been coming, and the ancients spoke of it. Far before the time of Nostradamus, many cultures wrote about it. The Egyptians knew it, and even aligned their pyramids to the stars. Among others who we know about who were aware of it, were the Hopi, Aztecs, Toltecs, Druids, and Incas. The Mayans developed their calendar without Nostradamus' help, and ended it on Dec 21, 2012 (right before 2013). So the Galactic alignment is real, and almost all the cultures who wrote about it predicted great shift. By the way, "great shift" now is being interpreted as "the end."
I stood in the very spot where the Mayans worked. I was in Xochicalco, Mexico, in 2007, about 38 kms (24 miles) southwest of Cuernavaca. It is there where I met Jorge Baez, a scholar who has actually duplicated much of what the Mayans were seeing in the very observatories they used in those archeological digs. On one of the walls of a small pyramid, the Mayans wrote glyphs of what they had discovered, and what the great shift and energy cycles were all about. Nowhere did they indicate the earth was coming to an end. Instead, they spoke of one of the highest vibrations to return, and be amplified, that the earth had ever seen. It was to align with the Galactic alignment in December 2012 (their calculations). I was there and had the glyphs translated! That's what they say.
Jorge Baez has written one of the first of many 2012 books, called The Vital Energy of Movement: The Secret of 2012. (It's only in Spanish at the moment.) But his findings were the same as the Mayans - that we have a shift coming, and it's going to represent a slow Human consciousness change. The other shifts they predicted (according to Jorge's book) showed the up and down cycles they identified and now have been correlated with the dark ages and the Renaissances of our past. This is the subject of his book. He also can read their glyphs (he did, for me) and their predictions are about Gaia vibration, not catastrophe. My opinion is that this shift has already begun.
The Mayan calendar ended there. Many make a big deal about that. What if this was not intentional? You should know that the Mayans gave us some minor prophesies about dates that were beyond 2012 (with dates written in the style of their calendar). Clearly they were not through with the calendar or they would not have done this. The reasons for their demise are still unknown today, but it happened fast. Perhaps they were not through at all? Perhaps whatever removed their civilization so quickly also stopped their calendar? But because it stops at the Galactic alignment, it's easy to say that it's the end of time. However, we say that it's the end of an old time and it's the beginning of a new consciousness for the planet... Mayan information.
By the way, something else you don't hear: This 2012 alignment is really off by about 5.5 degrees. It has been more closely computed in recent years using modern computers and telescopes, and (ready?) it has already happened! This is due to an error that the Mayans had in their calculations. They said that the event occurs every 25,627 years. It actually occurs every 25,800 years - not bad for no telescopes, huh? So the 2012 date is actually not a full alignment at all. It's close, but it's off a bit. The precise alignment of the solstice point (the precise center-point of the body of the sun as viewed from earth) with the Galactic equator was calculated to occur in 1998 (Jean Meeus, Mathematical Astronomy Morsels, 1997). Did anything significant happen then? I would say so... like the fall of the Soviet Union and the demise of the Belin Wall, all within a year.
Will we have shift? Yes! We're already experiencing it. Doom? Not from the Mayan's writings. In all fairness to the others who built Xochicalco, the Toltecs and the Aztecs also had their observations, and also knew of the stars. They contributed to what the Mayans finally got credit for - a very uplifting, esoteric message about 2012.
Now, you didn't get that on the History or Discovery Channel, did you? Good news doesn't sell stuff. Too bad.
I want to alert you to some of the methods of the writers of these documentaries. Notice that they are scored with scary music and the majority of the images you see are of storms, famine, Great Depression stuff, and major catastrophe. That's just the beginning; they are very, very selective on what they report and do not report.
On the Nostradamus special on the History Channel, my good friends Gregg Braden and John Petersen (of the Arlington Institute) were interviewed. According to John, some of the best things he said were never seen - just cut out. Both men are credible scientists/historians and both told about a coming shift and gave good science. Neither of them said it would be the end of the earth. But having them on the screen was credible for the rest of the documentary, and that's often how this game is played.
Back in 1999, these same television enterprises trotted out Nostradamus and gave dire predictions about the coming millennium Armageddon. Back then, they had the Bible to back them up and also quoted from all parts of Revelations about the end times. One of the quatrains of Nostradamus (3.2) was quoted as "Because of the heat like that of the sun on the sea, the fish around Negrepont will be half-cooked." This, of course, was interpreted as nuclear attack.
Now, for all those who have been asleep for eight years, that didn't happen. Instead, we got something that was never in any quatrain - the fall of the Soviet empire, the bringing down of the Berlin Wall, and the beginning of capitalism in Russia. There was no Armageddon. Last night, I couldn't believe that they were using the same quatrain about the heat of the sun on the sea. But now, it's for global warming! Did they think nobody would notice?
Here are some issues you won't find in the documentaries, things that changed everything we know about "the way things were supposed to be."
(1) Where is the Nostradamus quatrain for the fall of the Soviet Union?
(2) Where is the Nostradamus quatrain for the Berlin Wall coming down?
(3) Where is the Nostradamus quatrain for 9/11? Important, don't you think?
(4) Where is the Nostradamus quatrain for the election of a man of color to the White House? Very significant for our time, don't you think?
Each of these things is "against all odds" and yet was never mentioned in Nostradamus or the Bible. Each one of these things has, and will, affect us all for a very long time.
Futurists talk about the "wild card." This is something inserted into prophesy that either wasn't supposed to be there or that developed under the radar. For 20 years, Kryon has told us that this wild card was the Harmonic Convergence of 1987. This was when we started a shift of thinking, and a shift of consciousness. It has moved all prophesy off the mark of where it was supposed to go.
One of the items that the documentaries speak of is the famine that will occur in 2012, even cannibalism on a grand scale. They speak about a scorched earth, supposedly caused by global warming. There were recorded remarks from meteorologists that every summer is warmer than the last and has been for a number of years. Nobody interviewed them about cold (or they did, and cut it)! Are you aware that every winter is also colder than the former one? Are you aware of the figures they are now giving for parts of the Pacific ocean that are colder than ever? This is not subtle, for it's actually bringing back a great portion of the microbial life that is needed for recovery of some of our fish.
Kryon has spoken over and over about how we are in the beginnings of a mini ice age. This also happened in the 1400s, but you don't hear many speaking about it. Record keeping wasn't that great back then, and we had no ability to coordinate global information as we do today. Yet we went through it then and survived. Kryon tells us that we have sped up the vibration of the planet, and that the results are the weather changes. It's part of a water cycle that we have seen before, not something sudden or that foretells the end. Back in 1989, he clearly told us about this weather shift. But for Armageddon Week, it's a surprise, and it's all part of global warming and the end of the earth (according to the documentaries you are seeing). Want to see what some Russian scientists are saying? ***
Here is something else nobody ever thinks about: What if the quatrains of Nostradamus were all accurate, and what if we hadn't somehow voided all the prophesies of the year 2000 (which we did)? That means we would have had a nuclear exchange. That's what Nostradamus indicated and also what was said in Revelations (according to Hal Lindsey). Let's think about it. Where would we be now in 2008? The answer is that we would be in bad shape! Only seven or eight years would have passed and we probably still would be dying of radiation and scratching for food. The very thought of it is appalling. But what if?
If that were the case, then some of the rest of the predictions start to make more sense. They describe an old earth that went through a nuclear war. With the confluence of shifting weather and other Earth potentials, there would indeed be famine on a grand scale... certainly war, and something that might even wipe out all Human life. But we are NOT in that condition. What changed it? We did, and it's obvious that we didn't go through with the prophesy of 2000. This is the wild card.
Do you understand what I'm saying? The fear and drama mongers are cobbling together the best doom circus they can. They use old energy prophesies that they have reinterpreted after the last doom didn't happen, but now they have the Galactic alignment to make it look even more believable. They even are using good authors who are historians and scientists to back up their claims, which are not really what many of the authors believe at all.
By the way, the Galactic alignment is a relative event. It's something "as observed from Earth." It's relative to how we see things. I just want to set it straight for those who don't follow astronomy and think that the center of the galaxy is suddenly going to move or shift. It's not. It's only an observation from where we stand.
Now, I'm not finished. Let's briefly discuss something else Kryon has told us, and something that now has some proof. Doom and gloom, death and destruction have very profound energy. It often creates planetary change through sorrow and/or compassion. This we know. But Kryon has indicated something we don't really understand much about. He says that there is often a residual of potential that can stay, even after we move off the course we were on. This residual is so potent that all the seers can pick it up and actually "see" it as current. It's so potent that it can be measured by the very machines that Princeton University set up regarding the Global Consciousness Project, which sense Human consciousness shifting right before an event.
In October of last year, many of these "bells and whistles" went off. We had predictions from many sources (even Kryon) telling us to hold on and not to fear October. Futurists groups, who engage psychics for research, told us that something was going to happen. Then the "bots" went off - the ones from Princeton. Wow, we were really expecting something big. Too many sources from too many unrelated areas were telling us this. Perhaps you also heard that there was going to be a "galactic landing"? We were supposed to be finally visited by ETs who would identify themselves, and on and on it went. Something was in the air!
Well, October 13/14 came and went and nothing happened, nothing at all. Or did it? Nothing seemed to happen on the Harmonic Convergence of 1987 either, but now we know it did. Could it be that we sensed what might have happened, but it didn't? Did we go through a shift anyway, but without any earth catastrophe? Kryon says both.
You can't deny that something was in the air, yet whatever it was didn't happen. It was worldwide and those of us in the metaphysical business heard about it from many, many sources - some very reliable. Yet nothing happened.
I say to you that there is far more here than meets the eye or that can be explained in a TV documentary that is filled with exploitation and purpose to intentionally create drama. Don't buy into all this stuff. Honor the facts and laugh at the obvious manipulation in full HD.
The big news is that we are slowly changing the very fabric of what you and I thought was unchangeable. We are pruning our economy away from greed to make it stronger. We have elected a man that could never be elected by those of our parents' time. These are the true signs of the time. We are the wild card.
Armageddon Week? Come on. What's next? Meteor Strike Week? Then perhaps we can have "Famine Week" followed by "Cannibalism Is Next!" week.
Yawn! Get out your lawn chairs and enjoy the Doom Factory. There will be far more of this coming. Wait until you see the first-run movies! There will be lots of special effects about Earth's demise - probably lots of water and fire, I suppose. Bruce Willis or Tom Cruise just have to be involved in there somewhere! (Smile)
It's just like the Millennium, folks. When 2012 comes and goes, we can move on to the next realization: We changed it all and got through some shifts. We are still here, changing the consciousness of the planet in ways that will eventually make almost every doom prediction from every prophet seem like something that will always belong on a tabloid cover, and not anything really believable again.
"Spirit would never bring you to this place of high vibration, Lightworker, just to plough you under like so much dirt. You are actively involved in creating an energy on this planet that will eventually create healing and peace that you have never seen before. Two generations from now, you will not recognize this place, for there will be talk of "putting things together" instead of tearing them apart. The old energy leaders will be gone and a new generation of conceptual thinkers will be in place." - Kryon
* The Galactic Alignment is the alignment of the December solstice sun with the Galactic equator. This alignment occurs as a result of the precession of the equinoxes.
Precession is caused by the earth wobbling very slowly on its axis and shifts the position of the equinoxes and solstices one degree every 71.5 years. Because the sun is one-half of a degree wide, it will take the December solstice sun 36 years to precess through the Galactic equator.
This 26,000-year precessional cycle shifts the apparent position of the sun, on the December solstice, backward through the signs of the zodiac. This leads to the observation (as viewed from the earth) that the December solstice sun is moving "around" the Galactic Center, coming into alignment with it once every 26,000 years. This is the galactic alignment. It is a name given to a relative perception of the stars while observing from the earth.
"Earth on the brink of an ice age."